Jakarta may be flooded in January
November 10, 2008, 2:40 pm
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11 Jakarta districts may be flooded in January:

BMG warns

The Jakarta Post ,  Jakarta   |  Mon, 11/10/2008 1:28 PM  |  Jakarta

The government’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) has warned that torrential rains will hit Jakarta in January and February next year, potentially flooding 11 districts in three municipalities around the capital.

Endro Santoso, head of BMG’s climatology and air quality information division, on Monday said heavy rains of up to 100 millimeters per day could occur during those months.

“Some 11 districts are prone to heavy flooding during these months,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

These districts are Cengkareng, Grogol, Petamburan and Kalideres in West Jakarta; Kebayoran Baru, Mampang Prapatan and Pasar Minggu in South Jakarta; and Cipayung, Ciracas, Kramatjati and Makasar in East Jakarta.

Endro said the heavy rains would begin in Jakarta in December. He also said there were possibilities of the city facing strong winds prior to the storms.

The rainy season is expected to end in February next year in northern Jakarta and in May in the southern parts of the city. (dre)


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